FAMA Announces Spring Break Projects

The Arkansas Tech University Office of Facilities Management has scheduled several spring break projects.

Details about each one, as described by Drew Dickey, assistant director for maintenance and operations, are listed below.

Witherspoon Hall window sealing: We plan to have a rather large aerial lift working around Witherspoon to seal some leaking windows. This work is scheduled to kick off on Monday, March 21, and last the majority of the week. During that time, entrance to Witherspoon and travel corridors around Witherspoon may be obstructed but not prevented.

Doc Bryan Student Services Center paint and flooring: We are planning to paint and replace carpet in several different rooms in Doc Bryan. The specific room numbers are 180, 242, 247 and the commuter lounge. We have reserved all of these rooms in Ad Astra for the duration of the break.

Underground Primary Replacement: We are replacing some bad electrical primary that runs underground spanning from McEver Hall to just south of Chambers Cafeteria West Dining Room. Tentatively this work is scheduled to begin Monday, March 21, and last the majority of the week. There will likely be traffic disruptions around Chambers Cafeteria, specifically in the grassy area just south of the west dining room. Like this type of work in the past, it should be completely non-invasive but could result in some intermittent power outages in adjacent buildings. Saving computer work often times throughout the day, and at the end of each day, would be encouraged.

Tree Planting: We plan to plant trees along the west side of Glenwood Avenue in the pasture. This work is scheduled to begin Thursday, March 24, and be completed Friday, March 25. During that short time, the traffic on Glenwood Avenue (between the stop sign on Phoenix Avenue and Paine Residence Hall) could be delayed. This project is made possible through the philanthropy of ATU alumni Robert and Sandra Norman.